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ALCTS webinar: Introduction to Sears Subject Headings: II

This session is a follow-up to the November 10, 2010 session Introduction to Sears Subject Headings: Part I.


Date: December 8, 2010

Time: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


Description: Do you want to understand more complex constructions of Sears Subject Headings used in bibliographic records? Do you want to understand Sears better for catalog record creation, to evaluate your vendor records, or for searching subjects in your catalog? Take a closer look at Sears Subject Headings! This webinar focuses on using Sears and constructing headings in your own library. Challenging subjects are covered. The use of the 20th edition and other online tools is explained. This webinar will also compare and contrast Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Sears Subject Headings.


Presenter: Sara Rofofsky Marcus is the Electronic Resources /Web Librarian at Queensborough Community College.  In 2009 she received a Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for research on Sears subject headings and she is currently completing this research.   In 2009/2010 she also received the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) grant to study the Sears List.  She has taught cataloging and classification at Queens College and Rutgers University and has cataloged and automated libraries using both LCSH and Sears.


Audience: These webinars will be of interest to anyone interested in learning more about subject cataloging with a focus on the Sears List as opposed to LCSH. No expertise is needed. School librarians, special librarians with general materials in their collections, public librarians, and anyone who just wants to know more about subject headings and  cataloging will benefit from these two webinars.




To register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session you would like to attend.



Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. 


Register for the November 10 and December 8 sessions: SAVE $16
$62 for ALCTS members, $82 for non-members, and $182 for groups


The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.


For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.